en-us Copyright 2014, SaxoTech Online Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:06:43 -0400 15 NATO gets new chief-one Putin may approve of At a time of daunting geopolitical crises, NATO is undergoing its own version of regime change, with the arrival of a new chief official who has the blessing, at least temporarily, of one of the West's biggest adversaries: Russian President Vladimir Putin Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:02:00 -0400 Tab for trucks Pentagon doesn't need could top $100M The Army and Marine Corps may have wasted more than $100 million returning vehicles from Afghanistan that they don't need over just a one-year period, according to a Government Accountability Office report released Tuesday. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:52:00 -0400 U.N.: At least 1,119 Iraqis killed in September The United Nations said Wednesday that at least 1,119 Iraqis died in violence in September but that the real figure was likely much higher since the reported death toll did not include killings in areas controlled by the Islamic State group. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:49:00 -0400 New Polish premier wants more U.S. military presence Poland's new prime minister says she will seek a greater U.S. military presence in Poland because the conflict in neighboring Ukraine has made Poland's security and the U.S.-Polish relationship even more important. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:41:00 -0400 Australia sends 2 unarmed support planes over Iraq Australia was sending two unarmed air force planes to support U.S.-led coalition combat operations against the Islamic State movement in Iraq, but would not yet launch its own airstrikes, the prime minister said Wednesday. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:13:00 -0400 Fugitive Afghan officers fear death at home The three Afghanistan National Army officers who disappeared during a training exercise on Cape Cod before being caught trying to cross into Canada in Niagara Falls, New York, fear they will be killed if sent home. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:13:00 -0400 Taliban suicide bombers kill 7 in Kabul, wound 21 Taliban suicide bombers struck two buses carrying Afghan soldiers in Kabul early Wednesday, killing seven people and wounding 21, just a day after the signing of a key U.S.-Afghan security pact. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:54:00 -0400 Airstrikes launched amid intelligence gaps The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen, according to cur Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:37:00 -0400 White House stands by Dempsey after McCain questions general's 'credibility' US President Barack Obama is standing by his top military adviser amid sharp criticism from a prominent Republican senator. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:05:00 -0400 U.S. troops head to Africa for Ebola mission About 1,400 soldiers will head to Liberia in October to help support the fight against the Ebola virus that is spreading across West Africa, a Pentagon official said Tuesday. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:58:00 -0400 ED cases among troops double since 2004 Erectile dysfunction diagnoses have skyrocketed in the U.S. military in the past decade, with the rate among troops more than doubling from 2004 to 2013. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:52:00 -0400 Marines establish three new staging locations in West Africa The Corps has established three new staging outposts in Senegal, Ghana and Gabon that will help Marines respond to crises in Africa more quickly. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:52:00 -0400 Hackers charged with stealing Apache training software Two members of what the Justice Department calls an 'international computer hacking ring' pleaded guilty to charges related to the theft of $100 million in intellectual property - including software used to train Apache helicopter pilots. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:51:00 -0400 Calls for brass to resign add to debate over Mideast policy Recent calls for the Pentagon's top brass to resign in protest of President Obama's policy toward Iraq and Syria may pack a political punch, but they rest on no actual historical precedent. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:51:00 -0400 Mabus: Review of women joining SEALs on track A U.S. Special Operations Command report on integrating women into the elite Navy SEAL community was due back in July, but officials aren't able to confirm whether it's been completed or when leadership will be briefed. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:51:00 -0400 Navy: Nuclear shipyard workers got unearned credit Hundreds of nuclear workers at a Navy shipyard have been placed on restrictive duty after investigators discovered they were given credit for attending continuing training they didn't actually attend, an official said Tuesday. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:09:00 -0400 Jury convicts teen in slayings of Fort Carson newlyweds It took a jury in Colorado Springs, Colorado, less than four hours to convict a teenager of killing a Fort Carson soldier and his pregnant wife during a burglary. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:55:00 -0400 White House intruder who eluded Secret Service indicted A Texas man who climbed a fence, eluded Secret Service and entered the White House was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury for entering a restricted building, carrying a deadly weapon and unlawfully possessing ammunition. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:47:00 -0400 CENTCOM posts new combat footage of airstrikes in Iraq, Syria The U.S. Central Command released Tuesday another set of combat videos of airstrikes against Islamic State group facilities and vehicles in both Syria and Iraq. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:22:00 -0400 Kurds claim advances in Iraq as Britain joins fray Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq captured a border crossing with Syria on Tuesday, expelling Islamic State militants in heavy fighting that ground down to vicious house-to-house combat and close quarters sniping. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:43:00 -0400 A-10 lands on its belly at Davis-Monthan AFB Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson says one of its A-10 attack jets had to make a hard landing on its belly but that the pilot is OK. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:48:00 -0400 Navy: Aircraft carrier helps rescue 2 fishermen The Navy says a Virginia-based aircraft carrier helped rescue two fishermen off the coast of Florida. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:48:00 -0400 Afghanistan, U.S. sign long-awaited security pact The United States and Afghanistan on Tuesday signed a long-delayed security agreement that will allow about 9,800 American troops to remain in the country past this year. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:45:00 -0400 5th Marine Regiment will lead new crisis response unit in Middle East The Marines' new crisis response unit in U.S. Central Command will reach initial operating capability tomorrow with Camp Pendleton's 5th Marine Regiment as its headquarters element, military officials said today. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:34:00 -0400 U.S. Ebola labs, parts for clinic arrive in Liberia U.S. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:24:00 -0400 CDC: Ebola confirmed in Dallas patient A patient in a Dallas hospital has been confirmed to have the deadly Ebola virus, News 8 has learned. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:12:00 -0400 Senator: POV moving company's problems linger The chairwoman of the Senate Budget Committee wants military officials to consider dumping a defense contractor responsible for moving troops' personal vehicles to and from overseas bases when they move on reassignment orders, citing significant delays an Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:23:00 -0400 Obama goal of Gitmo closure stalled at Pentagon The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process, causing deep frustration within the administration and raising doubts that President Obama will be able to fulfill his campaign promise to close th Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:23:00 -0400 Vice chief to airmen: How do we cut costs? Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer has collected thousands of suggestions from airmen about how to cut costs Air Force-wide and at the unit level - some were so good that the Air Force has already adopted them. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:04:00 -0400 Top DoD official: U.S. will 'respond' if Japan-China dispute escalates The U.S. will respond with military force if allies in the Pacific region are threatened, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said on Tuesday in response to questions about Japan's dispute with China over the Senkaku Islands. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:59:00 -0400 Sen. McCaskill seeks probe of Fort Leonard Wood Army leaders on sex assault policies Sen. Claire McCaskill has asked the Pentagon to investigate allegations that Army leaders at Fort Leonard Wood discouraged trainees from reporting sexual assaults. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:41:00 -0400 Boxer CO fired after short stint in charge Capt. Wayne Brown's big deck command tour was short-lived. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:14:00 -0400 Naval Academy joins Obama's 'It's On Us' campaign The U.S. Naval Academy has joined President Obama's 'It's On Us' campaign to encourage college students to take responsibility in stopping sexual assault. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:53:00 -0400 U.S.-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Turkey U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted fighters, vehicles and artillery pieces of the Islamic State group on both sides of the Syria-Iraq border Tuesday, including around a beleaguered Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish that is under assault by the militants, activists said. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:36:00 -0400 F-15C pilot who crashed in Virginia to be buried at Air Force Academy A Massachusetts Air National Guard pilot who was killed in the crash of an F-15C fighter jet will be buried at the Air Force Academy in Colorado. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:35:00 -0400 Confederate's grave has wrong name; VA won't fix The gravestone of a Confederate soldier who died at Elmira's Civil War prison camp has the wrong name on it, according to his great-great-grandson. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:32:00 -0400 Records, photos of famed U.S. WWII bombers go online Thousands of feet above the Pacific Ocean, the bullets were coming fast and the flak was flying. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:20:00 -0400 Texan who faked military past guilty in guns case A Texas convicted felon who faked being an Army Ranger to get close to a decorated retired Navy Seal faces up to 10 years in prison for having two guns. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:04:00 -0400 Ex-FBI agent pleads guilty in Afghan scheme A former FBI agent pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he derailed an investigation into military contract fraud by making a suspect appear to be a key counterintelligence source. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:47:00 -0400 Singapore-based research center CO fired Capt. Carlos LeBron, the commanding officer of the Singapore-based Naval Medical Research Center-Asia, was relieved of his duties Monday ' Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:48:00 -0400 Interview: Leno on USO, entertaining troops and his 'tank car' It would be tough to script a better opening line for a story from Jay Leno: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:14:00 -0400 Air Force takes the lead on airstrikes against Islamic State The Air Force has flown a large majority of all airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, with the mission expected to change as Islamic State fighters adjust to the aerial bombardment. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:12:00 -0400 New crisis response unit to be based in Kuwait The Marine Corps is preparing to deploy about 2,100 grunts to be based out of Kuwait in a new unit configuration designed to respond to crises in the region, according to Corps officials. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:11:00 -0400 Marksmanship overhaul was a long time coming, say Marines Significant changes are in the works for Marine Corps marksmanship that are likely to make basic rifle qualifications more challenging, if not more complex, affecting everyone from the freshest boots to the grizzled infantrymen on predeployment workups. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:11:00 -0400 Chief season screwups: These 4 cases may have crossed the line No more shenanigans. That was the bottom line of Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (AW/NAC) Mike Stevens' controversial chief training overhaul two years ago, which ended decades of initiation rites. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:10:00 -0400 Army Times unveils new mobile app, monthly subscription model Army Times is revolutionizing its digital experience with the introduction of new mobile applications for smartphones and tablets. A completely revamped website also is on the way. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:52:00 -0400 Air Force appeals court tosses MTI rape conviction An appeals court on Sept. 16 overturned the 2013 rape conviction of a former military training instructor at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, ruling there was not enough evidence to find him guilty in the first place. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:31:00 -0400 Barksdale military dog died of heat stroke last month A military working dog who died at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana last month succumbed to heat stroke after his handler accidentally left him in the backseat of a patrol vehicle, officials said. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:35:00 -0400 Women in Ranger School: New details, application deadlines Female soldiers have until Dec. 1 to volunteer to attend Ranger School this spring as part of an assessment to determine whether and how to open combat arms military occupational specialties to women. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:27:00 -0400 U.S. to keep 10,000 troops in Afghanistan The United States and Afghanistan will sign a long-delayed security agreement Tuesday that will allow about 9,800 American troops to remain in the country past this year, a U.S. official said. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:25:00 -0400 Report: White House intruder made it far past front door A man who scaled a White House fence this month and breached the mansion's front door apparently rushed past a Secret Service agent inside and was stopped only after reaching the building's East Room, a government official confirmed Monday. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:47:00 -0400 Vietnam veteran receives Silver Star 48 years later A Vietnam War veteran received the Silver Star Sunday for his heroic actions in heavy combat 48 years ago. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:37:00 -0400 McCain: Ground troops needed to fight ISIL Americans would support sending more U.S. troops to fight the Islamic State if U.S. strategy in the region were clearer, Sen. John McCain, a longtime critic of President Obama's foreign policy, said Monday. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:20:00 -0400 Obama efforts to oust Assad pushed to back burner By President Obama's own admission, U.S. efforts to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad have been pushed to the back burner by a bombing campaign against Islamic State militants that could ultimately help him stay in power. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:29:00 -0400 Dana White says UFC shares blame in Yoel Romero vs. Tim Kennedy controversy Yoel Romero's cornermen weren't exactly on their best behavior Saturday night at UFC 178, UFC President Dana White told MMAjunkie, but the UFC is also partially to blame for a controversial delay between rounds in the middleweight fight with Tim Kennedy. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:15:00 -0400 Navy Times unveils new mobile app, monthly subscription model Navy Times is revolutionizing its digital experience with the introduction of new mobile applications for smartphones and tablets. A completely revamped website also is on the way. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:42:00 -0400 Marine Corps Times unveils new mobile app, monthly subscription model Marine Corps Times is revolutionizing its digital experience with the introduction of new mobile applications for smartphones and tablets. A completely revamped website also is on the way. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:42:00 -0400 Air Force Times unveils new mobile app, monthly subscription model Air Force Times is revolutionizing its digital experience with the introduction of new mobile applications for smartphones and tablets. A completely revamped website also is on the way. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:41:00 -0400 Delay vote on authorizing airstrikes, key GOP lawmaker says By the time Congress decides whether it wants to vote on authorizing new military intervention in Iraq and Syria, the fight could be over. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:11:00 -0400 Administration seeks to close Gitmo hearing The Obama administration is seeking to close a court hearing into the government's treatment of a Guantanamo Bay prisoner, saying that much of the information about the man is classified. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:02:00 -0400